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by Nic Jones
Garvin Bushell's autobiography, published in 1988, is called Jazz From The Beginning. There's no hyperbole about that title considering he was a musician who worked with both Fletcher Henderson and John Coltrane. This session was recorded later in his life--in California in 1982--and the music hews closer to the Henderson model than it does the Coltrane, with more than a little aspect of older jazz forms about it. However, anyone for whom that's a problem clearly isn't as open-minded as ...read more